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Notice: Hinton Ampner house has now re-opened after 4 months of closure due to the storm damage sustained in February. Work will continue for the next year to replace the entire roof. Due to this work the first floor of the house will remain closed as it is currently being used to store hundreds of items from the collection. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Elegant country house with highly distinctive gardens

This elegant country manor and tranquil garden sit so harmoniously within the landscape that one cannot exist without the other.

The house was lovingly rebuilt by its last owner, Ralph Dutton, after a catastrophic fire in 1960. Enjoy the beautifully proportioned rooms which house his exquisite collection of ceramics and art, each window offering undisturbed views to the tranquil countryside beyond.

Beautifully manicured lawns lead the eye down avenues of sculptured topiary, past borders full of the heady scent of roses, to breathtaking views across the South Downs.

Wartime in the Dorm

War time rations in our new exhibition © Louise Washington

War time rations in our new exhibition

Experience life as an evacuee at wartime Hinton Ampner in our new exhibition. Learn about midnight feasts of toothpaste sandwiches and how they coped being away from loved ones. There’s also an interactive area for kids to try on wartime clothing, handle gas masks, look at ration books and wartime food.

Picnic spots and café stops

Relax on the lawns and enjoy a picnic © NTPL/Chris Lacey

Grab the picnic basket and head to Hinton Ampner summer for the perfect day out. Don’t worry if you forget anything, you can top up on supplies in our tea room.

50 things to do this summer

Create your own masterpiece © NTPL/NTPL

There’s loads of fun to be had this summer at Hinton Ampner. Climb to the top of an ancient oak, make a squidgy mud pie or create your own wild art as part of your 50 things to do before you're 11¾ adventure.

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Dazzling summer displays

The delicate salvia ’Hot lips’ © Louise Washington

The delicate salvia ’Hot lips’

There’s a riot of colour and fragrance bursting out of the summer borders. Relax by the pond and take in the repeat flowering ‘Whiter shade of pale’ roses. Wander down to the sunken garden and take in the dazzling dahlia display right through to autumn. Salvia ‘Hot lips’ is a real favourite; don’t forget to pick one up at the shop on your way home.

Dazzling summer displays

See the Magnolia grandiflora on the Stables tea-room wall © Louise Washington

See the Magnolia grandiflora on the Stables tea-room wall

There’s a riot of colour and fragrance bursting out of the summer borders. Relax by the pond and take in the repeat flowering ‘Whiter shade of pale’ roses. Wander down to the sunken garden and take in the dazzling dahlia display right through to autumn. Salvia ‘Hot lips’ is a real favourite; don’t forget to pick one up at the shop on your way home.

Dazzling summer displays

Vibrant salvias fill the summer borders © Louise Washington

Vibrant salvias fill the summer borders

There’s a riot of colour and fragrance bursting out of the summer borders. Relax by the pond and take in the repeat flowering ‘Whiter shade of pale’ roses. Wander down to the sunken garden and take in the dazzling dahlia display right through to autumn. Salvia 'Hot lips’ is a real favourite; don’t forget to pick one up at the shop on your way home.

Dazzling summer displays

The delicate ’Whiter shade of pale’ rose © Louise Washington

The delicate ’Whiter shade of pale’ rose

There’s a riot of colour and fragrance bursting out of the summer borders. Relax by the pond and take in the repeat flowering ‘Whiter shade of pale’ roses. Wander down to the sunken garden and take in the dazzling dahlia display right through to autumn. Salvia ‘Hot lips’ is a real favourite; don’t forget to pick one up at the shop on your way home.

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